- August 11, 2009
LOWELL, MA | Telles Mirel performance bioplastic materials, made from renewable resource, plant-derived sugar, are claimed durable in use but will biodegrade at the end of their useful life. Despite having the physical properties of petroleum-based resins, biobased bioplastic is biodegradable when disposed in natural soil and water environments, home composting systems, and industrial composting facilities but will not biodegrade unconventional landfills. Rate and extent of biodegradability is said to depend on the size and shape of comprised articles. Suitable for applications such as cast and blown film, cast sheet, and thermoforming. Development grades include non-woven, fibers, foam, and more. Reportedly can replace many conventional plastics using existing standard conversion equipment and infrastructure.